Share files between iPhone and PC using ShareIT through Ad hoc

When you’re traveling and no Wi-Fi connection or USB cable available, how can you share files between your iPhone and laptop? You can get your iPhone connected to the internet using your cellular data, share the data connection with your computer for internet and files sharing. Additional fees may occur unless you are on a unlimited data plan. See how you can share your iPhone’s internet connection with PC via hotspot. Without enabling cellular data on iPhone, you can’t turn on the personal hotspot on the device. Likewise the mobile hotspot on the computer relies on the internet connection. Only when your computer is connected to internet can you share PC internet connection with iPhone via hotspot. In this article, we will show you an easy way to transfer photos videos between iPhone and PC using ShareIT through Ad hoc wireless network without USB cable, Wi-Fi, internet connection, data connection and personal hotspot.

Create Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection on Windows 10

Unlike regular Wi-Fi networks that require a router in the center. An ad hoc network can bypass the router and allow your devices to communicate with each other directly. When you are on a trip without Wi-Fi network, you can setup an ad hoc wireless network on your computer, then connect your mobile phone to the network for file sharing between them.

To create Wireless Ad Hoc internet connection on Windows 10 PC, you can follow these steps.

Right click on Start (Windows icon), choose Command Prompt, the classic Windows command line dialogue pops up. Type in following command line and press Enter on your keyboard to execute this command.

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow key=iosappweekly

The SSID is your ad hoc network name, the Key is your hotspot password. You will get the result as below.

The hosted network mode has been set to allow.
The SSID of the hosted network has been successfully changed.
The user key passphrase of the hosted network has been successfully changed.

Before you can connect to this wireless network from iPhone or other Wi-Fi enabled devices, you need to execute another command line as follows.

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Connect to Ad Hoc Wireless Network from iPhone

It is just like how you connect to normal Wi-Fi network on iPhone. Go to Settings >> Wi-Fi, turn it on, select the ad hoc network name, enter its password to connect.

Transfer files between iPhone and PC using ShareIT WebShare

Generally speaking you will need to connect your iPhone and computer to the same Wi-fi network in order to share files between them using ShareIT or ShareIT WebShare. Now your phone and PC are connected via the Ad Hoc network. You can make use of the ShareIT WebShare to send files from iPhone to PC or PC to iPhone.

Run SHAREit file transfer app on your iPhone, tap to open the side menu from the top left corner, choose WebShare, you will then get the web addresses, a numerical web address and an alphabet one, through which you can access data on iPhone from external devices.

iphone shareit webshare address

Open your favorite web browser on your PC, such as IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox. Access the numerical web address for the ShareIT WebShare on iPhone.

Now on your iPhone screen, you should see the ‘PC requests connection’ window. Tap Allow button to grant your PC the permission to access your data on iPhone.

You can then see a screen on your PC like below.

access shareit webshare from windows computer

You can share music, photos, videos and more files between iPhone and PC through ShareIT WebShare. For example, open the Photos category from the left panel, you will see the image file upload and download page like this.

upload, download photos from pc to iphone or from iphone to pc using shareit webshare

To upload photos, pictures from computer to iPhone through the web share, click the Upload button at the top left section to browse to your photo album on PC, select and transfer pictures from PC to iPhone through the Ad hoc network wirelessly. To download iPhone photos to PC, click on the thumbnails to select the photos and hit the Download button at the top to export them from iPhone to computer. The same method works for music transfer, video transfer and more file types are supported.

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